Design for Needlework with India Hayford

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Girl with flowers, designed by India Hayford

Our Individual Correspondence Course Design for Needlework with India Hayford is for the technically adept embroiderer who wishes to create unique embroideries.  This intensive nine-lesson course will immerse students in a study of visual language, design mechanics, sensibility, and critical judgment.  Students will generate a series of original designs while developing a style that is personal and aesthetically sound.  Each lesson will require at least one embroidered project in addition to several other exercises.

This course fulfills one of the requirements for candidates of the EGA teacher certification exam.

Design for Needlework Lessons

Lesson 1: Overview of Design, Language of Design, Point and Line
Lesson 2: Shape and Form, Harmony and Rhythm, Balance and Weight
Lesson 3: Value
Lesson 4: Color
Lesson 5: Texture, Pattern
Lesson 6: Space, Perspective
Lesson 7: Proportion and Scale, Composition Analysis
Lesson 8: Approaches to Design
Lesson 9: Process of Design

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Design for Needlework Information

Teachers: India Hayford
Text: 122 pages, $28 for pdf download, $50 for hard copy
Additional Required Text (purchase from a vendor of your choosing): Eleventh Edition of Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice by Ocvirk, Stinson, Wigg, Bone and Cayton.
Time: 18 months
Prerequisites: Students must be proficient in at least one embroidery discipline.  Students should be prepared to spend a minimum of 10-12 hours on each lesson.
Supplies (approximate): $50-$75 (Students using techniques requiring expensive materials, such as goldwork, may incur higher costs. Many items, such as scissors and plain white paper, are found in most homes.

About teacher India Hayford

An EGA member since 1987, India holds teacher certification in contemporary embroidery. She was the recipient of two EGA Legacy Scholarships and one EGA Research Fellowship Grant, all used to study Yemenite Jewish and Israeli Yemenite embroidery. The resulting ethnic embroidery courses combine extensively illustrated lectures with richly embroidered projects. She also offers classes in contemporary design, mixed media, and fiber manipulation. Teaching experience includes regional and national seminars, local chapters, ethnic festivals, and community college programs.

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Note: Please read the Student Responsibilities on the ICC page before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.